Zeynep Eroglu, MD
Researcher

Zeynep Eroglu, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

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Overview

Dr. Eroglu’s research interests are translational and clinical research in targeted therapies and combination immunotherapeutics for melanoma and other skin cancers, along with development of personalized treatment strategies and biomarkers for patients with melanoma. 

Discipline

    • Cutaneous Oncology
    • Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine Program

Education & Training

    • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, MD
    • University of California, Irvine, Resident - Internal Medicine
    • City of Hope/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Fellow - Hematology/Oncology
Research

Dr. Eroglu’s research interests are translational and clinical research in targeted therapies and combination immunotherapeutics for melanoma and other skin cancers, along with development of personalized treatment strategies and biomarkers for patients with melanoma. 

Publications

  • Long GV, Eroglu Z, Infante J, Patel S, Daud A, Johnson DB, Gonzalez R, Kefford R, Hamid O, Schuchter L, Cebon J, Sharfman W, McWilliams R, Sznol M, Redhu S, Gasal E, Mookerjee B, Weber J, Flaherty KT. Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With BRAF V600-Mutant Metastatic Melanoma Who Received Dabrafenib Combined With Trametinib. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Mar;36(7):667-673. Pubmedid: 28991513.
  • Mullinax JE, Hall M, Prabhakaran S, Weber J, Khushalani N, Eroglu Z, Brohl AS, Markowitz J, Royster E, Richards A, Stark V, Zager JS, Kelley L, Cox C, Sondak VK, Mulé JJ, Pilon-Thomas S, Sarnaik AA. Combination of Ipilimumab and Adoptive Cell Therapy with Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma. Front Oncol. 2018 Mar;8:44. Pubmedid: 29552542. Pmcid: PMC5840208.
  • Kugel CH, Douglass SM, Webster MR, Kaur A, Liu Q, Yin X, Weiss SA, Darvishian F, Al-Rohil RN, Ndoye A, Behera R, Alicea GM, Ecker BL, Fane M, Allegrezza MJ, Svoronos N, Kumar V, Wang DY, Somasundaram R, Hu-Lieskovan S, Ozgun A, Herlyn M, Conejo-Garcia JR, Gabrilovich D, Stone EL, Nowicki TS, Sosman J, Rai R, Carlino MS, Long GV, Marais R, Ribas A, Eroglu Z, Davies MA, Schilling B, Schadendorf D, Xu W, Amaravadi RK, Menzies AM, McQuade JL, Johnson DB, Osman I, Weeraratna AT. Age Correlates with Response to Anti-PD1, Reflecting Age-Related Differences in Intratumoral Effector and Regulatory T-Cell Populations. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jun. Pubmedid: 29898988.
  • Verduzco D, Kuenzi BM, Kinose F, Sondak VK, Eroglu Z, Rix U, Smalley KSM. Ceritinib Enhances the Efficacy of Trametinib in BRAF/NRAS-Wild-Type Melanoma Cell Lines. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jan;17(1):73-83. Pubmedid: 29133622. Pmcid: PMC5752595.
  • Eroglu Z, Zaretsky JM, Hu-Lieskovan S, Kim DW, Algazi A, Johnson DB, Liniker E, Ben Kong, Munhoz R, Rapisuwon S, Gherardini PF, Chmielowski B, Wang X, Shintaku IP, Wei C, Sosman JA, Joseph RW, Postow MA, Carlino MS, Hwu WJ, Scolyer RA, Messina J, Cochran AJ, Long GV, Ribas A. High response rate to PD-1 blockade in desmoplastic melanomas. Nature. 2018 Jan;553(7688):347-350. Pubmedid: 29320474. Pmcid: PMC5773412.
  • Pollack MH, Betof A, Dearden H, Rapazzo K, Valentine I, Brohl AS, Ancell KK, Long GV, Menzies AM, Eroglu Z, Johnson DB, Shoushtari AN. Safety of resuming anti-PD-1 in patients with immune-related adverse events (irAEs) during combined anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1 in metastatic melanoma. Ann Oncol. 2018 Jan;29(1):250-255. Pubmedid: 29045547. Pmcid: PMC5834131.
  • Eroglu Z, Chen YA, Gibney GT, Weber JS, Kudchadkar RR, Khushalani NI, Markowitz J, Brohl AS, Tetteh LF, Ramadan H, Arnone G, Li J, Zhao X, Sharma R, Darville LNF, Fang B, Smalley I, Messina JL, Koomen JM, Sondak VK, Smalley KSM. Combined BRAF and HSP90 inhibition in patients with unresectable V600E mutant melanoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Apr. Pubmedid: 29674508.
  • Wang DY, Eroglu Z, Ozgun A, Leger PD, Zhao S, Ye F, Luke JJ, Joseph RW, Haq R, Ott PA, Hodi FS, Sosman J, Johnson DB, Buchbinder EL. Clinical Features of Acquired Resistance to Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Advanced Melanoma. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 May;5(5):357-362. Pubmedid: 28396509. Pmcid: PMC5502536.
  • Kim DW, Zager JS, Eroglu Z. Improving clinical outcomes with pembrolizumab in patients with advanced melanoma. Chin Clin Oncol. 2017 Feb;6(1):2. Pubmedid: 28285535.
  • Shiuan E, Beckermann KE, Ozgun A, Kelly C, McKean M, McQuade J, Thompson MA, Puzanov I, Greer JP, Rapisuwon S, Postow M, Davies MA, Eroglu Z, Johnson D. Thrombocytopenia in patients with melanoma receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. J Immunother Cancer. 2017 Feb;5:8. Pubmedid: 28239462. Pmcid: PMC5319013.
  • Menzies AM, Johnson DB, Ramanujam S, Atkinson VG, Wong ANM, Park JJ, McQuade JL, Shoushtari AN, Tsai KK, Eroglu Z, Klein O, Hassel JC, Sosman JA, Guminski A, Sullivan RJ, Ribas A, Carlino MS, Davies MA, Sandhu SK, Long GV. Anti-PD-1 therapy in patients with advanced melanoma and preexisting autoimmune disorders or major toxicity with ipilimumab. Ann Oncol. 2017 Feb;28(2):368-376. Pubmedid: 27687304.
  • Zimmer L, Apuri S, Eroglu Z, Kottschade LA, Forschner A, Gutzmer R, Schlaak M, Heinzerling L, Krackhardt AM, Loquai C, Markovic SN, Joseph RW, Markey K, Utikal JS, Weishaupt C, Goldinger SM, Sondak VK, Zager JS, Schadendorf D, Khushalani NI. Ipilimumab alone or in combination with nivolumab after progression on anti-PD-1 therapy in advanced melanoma. Eur J Cancer. 2017 Apr;75:47-55. Pubmedid: 28214657.
  • Kaur A, Webster MR, Marchbank K, Behera R, Ndoye A, Kugel CH, Dang VM, Appleton J, O'Connell MP, Cheng P, Valiga AA, Morissette R, McDonnell NB, Ferrucci L, Kossenkov AV, Meeth K, Tang HY, Yin X, Wood WH, Lehrmann E, Becker KG, Flaherty KT, Frederick DT, Wargo JA, Cooper ZA, Tetzlaff MT, Hudgens C, Aird KM, Zhang R, Xu X, Liu Q, Bartlett E, Karakousis G, Eroglu Z, Lo RS, Chan M, Menzies AM, Long GV, Johnson DB, Sosman J, Schilling B, Schadendorf D, Speicher DW, Bosenberg M, Ribas A, Weeraratna AT. Corrigendum: sFRP2 in the aged microenvironment drives melanoma metastasis and therapy resistance. Nature. 2016 Sep;537(7619):254. Pubmedid: 27383789.
  • Kanz BA, Pollack MH, Johnpulle R, Puzanov I, Horn L, Morgans A, Sosman JA, Rapisuwon S, Conry RM, Eroglu Z, Johnson DB. Safety and efficacy of anti-PD-1 in patients with baseline cardiac, renal, or hepatic dysfunction. J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Oct;4:60. Pubmedid: 27777770. Pmcid: PMC5067899.
  • Algazi AP, Tsai KK, Shoushtari AN, Munhoz RR, Eroglu Z, Piulats JM, Ott PA, Johnson DB, Hwang J, Daud AI, Sosman JA, Carvajal RD, Chmielowski B, Postow MA, Weber JS, Sullivan RJ. Clinical outcomes in metastatic uveal melanoma treated with PD-1 and PD-L1 antibodies. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3344-3353. Pubmedid: 27533448. Pmcid: PMC5767160.
  • Shoushtari AN, Munhoz RR, Kuk D, Ott PA, Johnson DB, Tsai KK, Rapisuwon S, Eroglu Z, Sullivan RJ, Luke JJ, Gangadhar TC, Salama AK, Clark V, Burias C, Puzanov I, Atkins MB, Algazi AP, Ribas A, Wolchok JD, Postow MA. The efficacy of anti-PD-1 agents in acral and mucosal melanoma. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3354-3362. Pubmedid: 27533633. Pmcid: PMC5134420.
  • Eroglu Z, Smalley KS, Sondak VK. Improving patient outcomes to targeted therapies in melanoma. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2016 Jun;16(6):633-641. Pubmedid: 27137746.
  • Eroglu Z, Ribas A. Combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors for melanoma: latest evidence and place in therapy. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2016 Jan;8(1):48-56. Pubmedid: 26753005. Pmcid: PMC4699264.
  • Brohl AS, Khushalani NI, Eroglu Z, Markowitz J, Thapa R, Chen YA, Kudchadkar R, Weber JS. A phase IB study of ipilimumab with peginterferon alfa-2b in patients with unresectable melanoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Dec;4:85. Pubmedid: 28031816. Pmcid: PMC5170897.
  • Kaur A, Webster MR, Marchbank K, Behera R, Ndoye A, Kugel CH, Dang VM, Appleton J, O'Connell MP, Cheng P, Valiga AA, Morissette R, McDonnell NB, Ferrucci L, Kossenkov AV, Meeth K, Tang HY, Yin X, Wood WH, Lehrmann E, Becker KG, Flaherty KT, Frederick DT, Wargo JA, Cooper ZA, Tetzlaff MT, Hudgens C, Aird KM, Zhang R, Xu X, Liu Q, Bartlett E, Karakousis G, Eroglu Z, Lo RS, Chan M, Menzies AM, Long GV, Johnson DB, Sosman J, Schilling B, Schadendorf D, Speicher DW, Bosenberg M, Ribas A, Weeraratna AT. sFRP2 in the aged microenvironment drives melanoma metastasis and therapy resistance. Nature. 2016 Apr;532(7598):250-254. Pubmedid: 27042933. Pmcid: PMC4833579.
  • Smalley KS, Eroglu Z, Sondak VK. Combination Therapies for Melanoma: A New Standard of Care?. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Apr;17(2):99-105. Pubmedid: 26860106. Pmcid: PMC4805442.
  • Johnson DB, Roszik J, Shoushtari AN, Eroglu Z, Balko J, Higham C, Puzanov I, Patel SP, Sosman JA, Woodman SE. Comparative analysis of the GNAQ, GNA11, SF3B1, and EIF1AX driver mutations in melanoma and across the cancer spectrum. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 07;29(4):470-473. Pubmedid: 27089234. Pmcid: PMC5678944.
  • Eroglu Z, Kim DW, Wang X, Camacho LH, Chmielowski B, Seja E, Villanueva A, Ruchalski K, Glaspy JA, Kim KB, Hwu WJ, Ribas A. Long term survival with cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 blockade using tremelimumab. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Nov;51(17):2689-2697. Pubmedid: 26364516. Pmcid: PMC4821004.
  • Johnson DB, Menzies AM, Zimmer L, Eroglu Z, Ye F, Zhao S, Rizos H, Sucker A, Scolyer RA, Gutzmer R, Gogas H, Kefford RF, Thompson JF, Becker JC, Berking C, Egberts F, Loquai C, Goldinger SM, Pupo GM, Hugo W, Kong X, Garraway LA, Sosman JA, Ribas A, Lo RS, Long GV, Schadendorf D. Acquired BRAF inhibitor resistance: A multicenter meta-analysis of the spectrum and frequencies, clinical behaviour, and phenotypic associations of resistance mechanisms. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Dec;51(18):2792-2799. Pubmedid: 26608120. Pmcid: PMC4666799.
  • Eroglu Z, Tagawa T, Somlo G. Human epidermal growth factor receptor family-targeted therapies in the treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. Oncologist. 2014 Feb;19(2):135-150. Pubmedid: 24436312. Pmcid: PMC3926785.
  • Yadav S, Sehrawat A, Eroglu Z, Somlo G, Hickey R, Yadav S, Liu X, Awasthi YC, Awasthi S. Role of SMC1 in overcoming drug resistance in triple negative breast cancer. PLoS One. 2013 May;8(5):e64338. Pubmedid: 23717600. Pmcid: PMC3661439.
  • Eroglu Z, Fruehauf JP. A phase II study of gemcitabine and oxaliplatin in advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Jul;72(1):263-267. Pubmedid: 23636451.
  • Eroglu Z, Fielder O, Somlo G. Analysis of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2013 Aug;11(8):977-985. Pubmedid: 23946176. Pmcid: PMC4159355.
  • Eroglu Z, Kong KM, Jakowatz JG, Samlowski W, Fruehauf JP. Phase II clinical trial evaluating docetaxel, vinorelbine and GM-CSF in stage IV melanoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Oct;68(4):1081-1087. Pubmedid: 21769667. Pmcid: PMC3180631.